[beagleboard] BeagleBone Black as a Ubuntu desktop computer, feasible?

Well, why don’t you go to http://beagleboard.org/Community/Forums and do a search for BeagleBone Black Ubuntu. You will get a LOT of results on the topic.


Wilson, it will work, but will it work for your purposes ?

It really depends on what you want to do with it.

Hi Gerald,

Thanks for getting back to me. I have done quite abit of research and I have seen successful installations of ubuntu but I have not seen much in the way of using ubuntu w/ a desktop as a traditional desktop pc. However it seems more than capable! Was hoping someone had an experience to share.

Hey William,

I am looking to provide a provide a low cost desktop pc to a family in Timor-leste. It will be used for childrens education mostly (kde edu / edubuntu type apps) and offline browsing.

cheers for that reply.

It is done all the time. In fact, the board ships with Angstrom which boots to a desktop, assuming you have a display plugged in. .